Flamengo 1-2 Fluminense: Visitors win big duel at the Maracana

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Fluminense eased past Flamengo in a 2-1 victory on Sunday at Maracana. Flamengo were on the hunt for more points after a 1-1 draw against Goiás EC. Fluminense were looking to extend their winning run after a 2-1 victory against Fortaleza EC. Flamengo and Fluminense currently occupy 4th and 2nd spots in the table, with 45 points and 48 points respectively after 27 matches.

Fluminense started strong and were rewarded for their efforts, when Ganso gave them the lead just before half-time, saw out the first half 1-0.

Fluminense continued to apply pressure in the second period and were rewarded, with a goal from Nathan, 76 minutes in. Flamengo in turn, then responded on the 84 minute mark, grabbing the lead with an effort from Gabriel Barbosa, leaving the final score at 2-1.

Substitutions for Flamengo included Everton, Arturo Vidal, Marinho, Victor Hugo Gomes Silva and Matheus Franca for Giorgian De Arrascaeta, Joao Gomes, Everton Ribeiro, Thiago Maia and Rodinei, respectively. Fluminense brought on Nathan, Felipe Melo, Willian, Yago Felipe and Cristiano, to replace Matheus Martins, Matheus Martinelli, German Cano, Ganso and Jhon Arias.

Flamengo and Fluminense played a tough game where the referee sanctioned Flamengo with yellow cards to Gabriel Barbosa and with red card to Marinho and Everton, while from Fluminense David Braz, Andre, Fabio Lopes, Nathan and Samuel Xavier were booked and red to David Braz (2 yellow cards), Manoel and Caio Paulista.

Flamengo will next play Fortaleza EC away, with Fluminense facing Juventude at home.

Technical card:
Flamengo:Santos, Rodinei (Matheus Franca, min.90), Leo Pereira, David Luiz, Filipe Luis, Everton Ribeiro (Marinho, min.85), Thiago Maia (Victor Hugo Gomes Silva, min.85), Giorgian De Arrascaeta (Everton, min.72), Joao Gomes (Arturo Vidal, min.72), Pedro and Gabriel Barbosa
Fluminense:Fabio Lopes, Samuel Xavier, Manoel, Nino, Caio Paulista, Matheus Martins (Nathan, min.67), Matheus Martinelli (Felipe Melo, min.85), Ganso (Yago Felipe, min.90), Andre, Jhon Arias (Cristiano, min.90), German Cano (Willian, min.90) and David Braz
Goals:Ganso (0-1, min. 45), Nathan (0-2, min. 76) and Gabriel Barbosa (1-2, min. 84)